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“Chilling... but every Canadian should visit”
Review of Old Fort Erie

Old Fort Erie
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Fort Erie
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Ontario
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181 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Chilling... but every Canadian should visit”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

It brought tears to my eyes to see some of the exhibits and read the descriptions. The staff are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Wonderful Canadian cultural site. It was a nice change from the noise of Niagara Falls and a humbling experience. (See what 20 year olds did in this time period... absolutely amazing)

Visited September 2013
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English first
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“History with a bang”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Dont miss the guided tour, it will giva you so much more understanding for the military environment. And guids really loved there jobs and were passionated tellling us all about the life for the military staff. They also give us a lesson in shooting with musketeers and canons.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Extremely interesting and very informative. Definitely worth the stop if passing through the area. Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff (Sam & Carleton). Worth a 3 hour visit, definitely do the guided tour! Absolutley a top nothch visitor center - very clean, new and informative.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Very enthusiastic staff”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

This site is a restoration of the fort.
There are guided tours and demonstrations of musket firing, cannon and others.
The staff is very enthusiastic and are very interested in showing the visitors all that is available.
They are dressed in costumes which they explain.
There could be more details on site, with signs in the rooms and the map given could be modernized.
It was worth the visit

Visited August 2013
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“So happy we visited”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

The folks working at Ft Erie were very well informed and showed great enthusiasm in their work. Surely this should be the norm but it isn't always. The condition of the fort was excellent and the demonstrations were excellent. You always see musket and cannon demos but never mortar demos. Although Ft Erie is no where near the size and sophistication of colonial Williamsburg in Virginia it is a close second. Lastly, the support facilities (restrooms, picnic area, etc..) were in excellent condition and very clean.

Visited August 2013
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